Waconia is a growing, prosperous community located in Carver County just 30 minutes from the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area. With a population of over 9000, the city combines small town charm with uptown pizzazz. We are proud of our strong school district, exceptional health care facilities and established industrial parks. Waconia has a rich history and a population dedicated to preserving it. The city of Waconia borders the southern shores of Lake Waconia, adding a unique natural beauty and appeal also found in our parks and surrounding agricultural spaces. All these amenities combine to make Waconia a great place to live, work and play.